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  • (From November 15, 2016) Two arrested for arson in Tennessee, at least one ignited wildfire

    12/02/2016 4:14:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    fox17.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | WZTV Staff
    <p>Two men have been arrested for separate arson cases in Tennessee, one which ignited a wildfire.</p> <p>Matthew Ryan Wallace, 27, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. is charged with setting a wildfire along Standdifer Grant Road in Sequatchie County on Monday. The felony charges is punishable to up to six years behind bars and a $3,000 fine.</p>
  • Memphis Couple missing, 3 sons Hospitalized

    11/30/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11-30-2016 | Jody Callahan
    As officials continue to search for a Memphis architect and his wife still missing after devastating fires that hit Gatlinburg this week, family and friends are using social media to provide updates on the family. Jon Summers and his wife, Janet, haven't been found, friends said, and their three sons — Branson and twins Wesley and Jared — have been hospitalized after being caught in the fire. All three sons are at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, family friends confirmed. “The boys are doing much better. That’s great news,” Steve Berger, president of the architectural firm that employs Jon Summers, said...
  • Driving Through The Wildfire In Chalet Village Near Gatlinburg Tennessee

    11/29/2016 1:02:51 PM PST · by navysealdad · 33 replies
    "We almost didn't make it out alive But we did Escape The Forest Fire In Chalet Village Tennessee"
  • 14,000 evacuated from Gatlinburg; fires still burning

    11/29/2016 8:45:14 AM PST · by azkathy · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11-29-2016 | Amy Valuccii, Jamie Satterfield
    GATLINBURG — Firefighters across the state scrambled to douse the wildfires raging through East Tennessee Tuesday morning, and the Tennessee National Guard made plans to dump water onto the flames from a helicopter. Emergency responders have struggled to make a dent into the fires that have devastated Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas in Sevier County since high winds helped the flames spread Monday evening Article continues, "Hillbilly Golf, major hotels, a good portion of Regan Drive and countless other businesses and homes were destroyed in the blaze that had firefighters working throughout the night. "The center of Gatlinburg looks...
  • Desert Visions (Update on Dicks Peak Fire)

    03/30/2016 1:54:21 PM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | March 30, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    The chaotic, lawless status quo maintained on our southern border is one of our least-reported domestic catastrophes. This isn’t surprising when you consider the fact that our news media view themselves primarily as a platform for immigrants, illegal aliens and their benefactors more than objective outlets designed to convey pertinent information to the broader American public. Even when the invasion of American territory is grudgingly acknowledged by the press, it is framed in such a way as to make those trying to protect the integrity of our borders seem like mendacious, reactionary charlatans. The fact that human smugglers and brutal...
  • Mother Dog Saves Puppies From Forest Fire In Chile By Digging Hole And Placing Them Inside

    03/20/2015 4:47:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    CBS12 ^ | Friday, March 20 2015,
    A mother dog saved her nine puppies from burning alive in a forest fire in Chile by digging a deep hole and placing her babies inside where they were later found untouched by the flames, according to rescuers. SNIP They were reunited with their mother and are all expected to be OK.
  • Stunning federal corruption case moving forward with almost no media attention

    10/19/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-19-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district...
  • Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires

    10/03/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2012
    Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia's Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy. "One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda's strategy of a 'thousand cuts'," Alexander Bortnikov said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti, at a meeting of heads of security agencies. "This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses." In...
  • Major Forest Fire in Northern Area of Givat Nili

    06/20/2012 2:01:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/6/12
    A forest fire broke out in Givat Nili on Wednesday evening. Firefighters have been deployed from surrounding regions...
  • El Paso man guilty of causing NM forest fire with toilet paper

    10/29/2011 5:41:44 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 14 replies
    KRQE ^ | 10/28/2001 | unknown
    An El Paso, Texas, man pleaded guilty Friday to starting the Last Chance Fire that ripped through a section of the Lincoln National Forest and threated the community of Queen. Rodrigo Ulloa Esquivel, 29, admitted that on April 24 he set toilet paper on fire near a campsite in Last Chance Canyon in the Guadalupe Mountains. A stiff wind spread sparks starting a fire that quickly grew beyond attempts fo Ulloa and a his companions attempts to contain it... Smokey Bear Says"Don't squeeze my Charmin or set it on fire""Wild bears don't use toilet paper - the fines are too...
  • Study: ‘Intense’ forest thinning best way to ease future wildfires [Captain Obvious story]

    08/29/2011 3:57:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 66 replies
    SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | CASSONDRA STRANDE
    t may have taken the largest wildfire in Arizona history, but for the first time in decades, environmentalists and government officials agree on a key element of future forest management. The U.S. Forest Service said in a report this month that “intense thinning treatments” can ease future wildfires, by removing trees between six and 18 inches in diameter to allow for additional space between trees. “Everyone agrees that a lot of the dry forest types need to be treated in terms of removing the vegetation,” said Morris Johnson, a research ecologist with the Forest Service and co-author of the report....
  • Boulder residents urged to be watchful, prepared (Forest Fire)

    09/09/2010 4:36:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 9-9-2010 | Tom McGhee and Kieran Nicholson
    BOULDER — City officials are urging residents who live west of Broadway in Boulder to prepare in the event high winds forecast for this evening carry embers from the Fourmile Canyon fire into city limits. Winds may reach 50 mph out of the southwest, which caused city officials to warn residents living roughly from Spruce Avenue north to Dakota Ridge to be vigilant. "There are concerns about the fire's path becoming less predictable and the possibility of spot fires from embers," City Manager Jane S. Brautigam said in a news release. "We are certainly hoping for the best, but as...
  • DPRK October forest fires via NASA (huge smoke plumes - N. Korea)

    10/20/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    DPRK October forest fires via NASA According to NASA: Multiple fires burned in North Korea in mid-October 2009, sending a plume of smoke over the Sea of Japan. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image on October 15. Red outlines indicate hotspots associated with active fires, although not all the fires have visible hotspots. The smoke plumes blow uniformly eastward, some of the individual plumes coalescing into a single large plume over the sea. Click image for full size version. I also made a Google Earth overlay of this image which you can...
  • Happy [belated] 65th birthday, Smokey Bear

    08/10/2009 3:57:03 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 1,060+ views
    The Examiner ^ | August 9 2009 | Thomas McAdam
    Today the nation celebrates the 65th birthday of one of our most beloved protectors: Smokey Bear, the guardian of our forests. Dressed in a ranger's hat, belted blue jeans, and carrying a shovel, he has been America’s forest fire prevention symbol, since his debut in 1944. Today, he is one of the most famous advertising symbols in the world and is protected by Federal Law. He has his own private zip code, his own legal council, and his own private committee to insure that his name is used properly. Smokey Bear is much more than a make-believe paper image; he...
  • Islam group urges forest fire jihad

    02/09/2009 8:55:05 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies · 2,642+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2008 | Josh Gordon
    AUSTRALIA has been singled out as a target for “forest jihad” by a group of Islamic extremists urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror. US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to “start forest fires”, claiming “scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels’ forests when they do the same to our lands”. The website, posted by a group called the Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network, argues in Arabic that lighting fires is an effective form of terrorism justified in Islamic law under the “eye...
  • Evacuations under way as wildfire rages in Santa Cruz Mountains

    05/22/2008 8:11:29 AM PDT · by EggsAckley · 65 replies · 419+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 5-22-08 | By Mark Gomez
    Firefighters are evacuating residents near a wildfire that is burning out of control this morning in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the fire has burned about 500 acres. Sheriff's deputies from Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties are in the process of evacuating residents living in a three-mile stretch near Mount Madonna Road, according to Chris Morgan, a fire prevention specialist. Morgan estimates there are at least 20 homes in the are being threatened by the fire. "Our main priority is evacuations, getting people out safely," Morgan said. "Then we can start...
  • California Wildfires Continue to Grow: NASA Images Show Fire's Immense Size

    10/25/2007 12:51:17 PM PDT · by Freeport · 20 replies · 60+ views
    NASA ^ | 10.25.07 | N/A
    Passing over Southern California at 3:10 p.m. on October 24, 2007, NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the massive wildfires that have devastated the area. These startling images show the Southern California region covered in a thick blanket of smoke. Red pixels indicate fire activity. Smoke can also be seen billowing out over the Pacific Ocean. While news agencies report that the strong Santa Ana winds that fueled these fires are expected to nearly disappear soon, there are still 15 large fires burning in the region. These blazes have charred 695 square miles and destroyed 1,609 homes, with damage...
  • Death toll from Greek forest fires rises (now 41)

    08/25/2007 4:07:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 789+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 08/25/07 | Bonnie Malkin and agencies
    Death toll from Greek forest fires rises By Bonnie Malkin and agencies Last Updated: 11:34am BST 25/08/2007 The death toll from forest fires raging out of control across vast swathes of southern Greece has increased to 41 people. At least 20 of the deaths occurred in the western Peloponnese near the town of Zaharo The casualties were believed to include several children, the Greek fire department said. Most of them died on the road when they were trapped trying to flee the flames. Video: Greece on fire One witness said he had seen several charred bodies during a search for...
  • At Least 11 Firefighters Die in Spanish Forest Fire

    07/17/2005 3:53:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 272+ views
    yahoo news/Reuters ^ | July 17, 2005
    At least 11 firefighters die in Spanish forest fire Victor Fraile At least 11 firefighters were killed on Sunday in a forest fire raging out of control along a 17-km (10-mile) front in central Spain, a regional official said. A local government source said as many as 14 people may have died, apparently trapped by the blaze that has scorched thousands of hectares in the Guadalajara area east of Madrid. Two vehicles used by the firefighters were burned. Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega and other officials were on their way to the scene to get first-hand...
  • LDS Church Added as Defendant in $14 Million Lawsuit

    06/25/2005 6:45:15 AM PDT · by digitalman · 20 replies · 1,201+ views
    KSL1160 NewsRadio ^ | June 24,2005 | Ben Winslow
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